After a trip to the RAF Museum Reserve collection some time ago and viewing the catalogue of RAF issued furniture from the 1930s, I managed to stumble upon one of the rarer chairs that were issued early on in RAF history. Here we have a gorgeous folding steamer chair or as the catalogue states, ‘chair arm foldin’ stores code reference 21B/447, the 447 indicating that this is a very early pattern of furniture.
The chair has a weaved backing and vynide seat covering fastened by studs to the frame. The chair is not stamped with the AM logo rather a small WK and crown symbol that is found on other Air Ministry issue equipment including clocks and other furniture.
A lovely piece that is certainly incredibly rare and in great condition. Oh and apologies for the poor pictures. Moving home has meant a decent backdrop is hard to find.